Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain
Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz.
Paris Saint-Germain take on Atalanta BC in the first of the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday evening aiming to keep alive their quest for an unprecedented quadruple.PSG have already claimed all three domestic honours on offer and are now looking to triumph on the continental stage for the first time, with this Atalanta’s debut at this stage.The one-legged match will be played at the Estadio da Luz after the remainder of UEFA’s showpiece competition was switched to Lisbon in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain Head-to-head (h2h)
Given Atalanta’s sparse record in European competition – this is their first voyage into the Champions League – it should come as no surprise that they’ve never faced Paris St. Germain before.
In terms of recent form, Atalanta have essentially been fantastic since the beginning of 2020. In league competition, they have lost just once since January 20th – a final day defeat to Inter Milan. After Serie A’s restart in late June, Gian Piero Gasperini’s side won nine of their 13 games and finished the season with an incredible 95 goals to their name.
PSG, meanwhile, won Ligue 1 at a canter again, winning 22 of their 27 games. However, the French season was horribly curtailed by COVID-19, and despite their dominance, Thomas Tuchel’s side have played just twice since March. They won the Coupe de France with a 1-0 win over AS Saint-Etienne and needed a penalty shoot-out to defeat Lyon in the Coupe de la Ligue.
Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain Prediction
This fixture has plenty of potential to be an exciting one for fans and neutrals alike and, despite the lack of Ilicic and potentially Mbappe, the 6/5 (2.20) quote on over 3.5 goals from bet365 looks excellent value for this Champions League quarter-final in Lisbon.
Atalanta vs PSG Team News
Atalanta BC possible starting lineup:
Sportiello; Toloi, Caldara, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Gomez, Malinovskiy; Zapata
Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Navas; Kehrer, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Gueye, Marquinhos, Herrera; Sarabia, Icardi, Neymar